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    Rent. Unless its going to be a 100 hours a year. ...

    Rent. Unless its going to be a 100 hours a year. The cost you'll spend in blown hoses and the usual will pay for a rental when you need one. or a boom truck is cheaper if you can do the work with...
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    What is a tool carrier? I know the laws are...

    What is a tool carrier? I know the laws are changing about hositing from a forklift. I usually hang a 3/4 cable around the tilt pin of my GEHL, my favorite lift, I guess I can't do that anymore. ...
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    Electricity. Falls. Struck by. Caught inbetween. ...

    Electricity. Falls. Struck by. Caught inbetween. These are known killers in construction.
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    As a crane operator I thought it was crazy when...

    As a crane operator I thought it was crazy when they tied the yarder to the D8. I feel bad for the camera man. Dude your in the wrong spot. Run!
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    I thought it was awesome when MSHA should up to...

    I thought it was awesome when MSHA should up to site them. In season one I was so terrified they would hurt themselves. Poor work site habits giving all of us a bad name. I can't believe they let...
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    Poll: I see it a different way. I feel the unions keep...

    I see it a different way. I feel the unions keep wages fare, without them I think many trades would be paid less. As for the bennys, Im always surprised by carpenters and labor who have none. I...
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    Poll: I know the union thing is sensitive here, but...

    I know the union thing is sensitive here, but some of us work in strong union states and others don't. I say yes, if you don't, thats okay with me.
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    Poll: IUOE Local 302 I don't know how I could be a...

    IUOE Local 302 I don't know how I could be a crane operator without my union. Non-union in my region makes 30 less an hour with no benes
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    Are unions really evil?

    The median weekly earnings for construction workers in the U.S. last year was $1,000 for union members and just $624 for non-union workers, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    It...
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    The highest rate applies for the whole day. ...

    The highest rate applies for the whole day. Usually a contractor won't change your scale at all. For example, I usually operate a tower, but if I go run a forklift or elevator for a few weeks...
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    Its still similar. 4, 3, 2, 1, 1a, 1aa, 1aaa. ...

    Its still similar. 4, 3, 2, 1, 1a, 1aa, 1aaa. Both tower scales were listed in the above post. They added another scale on top for friction and over 300 last contract
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    You should see the breakdown for dirt equipment,...

    You should see the breakdown for dirt equipment, wow! I'd rather see that than many other trades, where everyone is paid the same no matter what you do. 302 covers Alaska too, the rates might vary.
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    Crane operator wages in your area

    Seattle, WA
    Wages for Local 302 through June 2010
    the last contract was $9 over 3 years

    Pension $7.55
    Health $6.90
    Training and Apprenticeship $.70

    Union Dues $25 a month plus 2% of...
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    On a daily basis, many loads show up that are not...

    On a daily basis, many loads show up that are not on my schedule. Usually, it is not a big deal. However, if the schedule is full, your material will be turned away for another day. Especially...
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    Little Purple Bag

    Yesterday, the electricians were begging for some hook time. All they needed was 20-30 minutes to fly some cable spools to the roof. They weren't on the crane schedule and nobody wanted to give up...
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    If you really want the whole thing, you can buy a...

    If you really want the whole thing, you can buy a copy, or try the library; although, it is reference material and cannot be checked out. Otherwise you can get text or pdf files at
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    Poll: I'm a member of 302 in Seattle, and dues are...

    I'm a member of 302 in Seattle, and dues are 25.50 plus 2% of gross.
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    Kinda makes you wonder what he thought was going...

    Kinda makes you wonder what he thought was going to happen?
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    The turntable and jib were simply not bolted to...

    The turntable and jib were simply not bolted to the climbing unit. The section on the hook is used to perfectly balance the crane when the y jack it. You bolt and unbolt the crane after each...
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    Do new zero turn radius excavators have the boom...

    Do new zero turn radius excavators have the boom butt behind the turntable? Anyway, rumors fly everywhere, but I heard that crane was at a radius of 95' good for 9000 structural failure, not...
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    What not to do while climbing a crane. ...

    What not to do while climbing a crane.


    www.sitbonzo.com/crane

    be patient, takes awhile to load
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    Most tower cranes can be put up with a large...

    Most tower cranes can be put up with a large all-terrian crane, such as Grove's GMK7550, a 550 ton with 420 of boom, to free-standing height, usually 300ft or a little less. Any taller than that and...
  23. Thread: Going union

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    It's not hard to get into 302 in Seattle. There...

    It's not hard to get into 302 in Seattle. There is so much work here they are begging people to join the apprenticeship and stealing people from non-union companies. I know other parts of the...
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    I think Grove wins for a juice crane, as for AT,...

    I think Grove wins for a juice crane, as for AT, RT. Grove has a nice 60T, 90T and 130T RT. If you need more than that you have to go to a GMK up to 550T, which are very large. Dozerboy is...
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    In the seventh picture you can see the house has...

    In the seventh picture you can see the house has failed aft of the turntable, the ring gear and bearing are still attached. Perhaps a failure caused by repeated overloading. You can only fatigue...
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